Spring Beginners Archery Course – Registration Open

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Have you always wanted to try out archery, but you’re not sure where to begin? Maybe you haven’t shot since you were a kid at camp and want to give it another try? Maybe you have a child or friend that is interested in learning more about the sport. Papago Archery Association has you covered. We offer beginner archery classes and they are starting in the Spring 2016.

Online registration for our first Spring session Beginners Archery Course is now open. The first class starts at 8am on March 13th, 2016.  Class sizes are limited to 20 archers, so make sure you register before the class fills up!

No experience or equipment is needed to participate. We’ll provide everything you need. Details are available on the event page. Just click the link below.



2015 Arctic Challenge Recap


The final Papago 900 of 2015 is in the books. The Arctic Challenge lived up to its name again this year with temperatures in the 50s, a sun that wanted to play hide & seek and chilly wind to keep the archers on their toes. Thankfully, the rain waited until we were wrapping up the awards ceremony in the afternoon.

Thanks to the additional parking lot provided by The City of Phoenix Parks Department, we were able to accommodate almost 100% of the archers & spectators shooting in the tournament this time. Thank you to club members Dennis, Glenn & Nick for assisting with the parking lot and allowing it to be a smooth process for our participants.

We welcomed a few first time archers to the range this tournament and they all did a fantastic job for being new to competition. We were able to guide them through the check-in & equipment inspection process and they were quick to learn the scoring, arrow marking & pulling process down range thanks to other seasoned archers on the bales.

We have such a wonderful archery community in Arizona and we are so grateful to be able to provide these fun tournaments! The only way it is possible for us to host these events is by all of the support from the community. We want to thank the PAA volunteers (Jennifer, Lester, Jocelyn, Mike, Ron, Steve, Glenn, Dennis, Nick and Chris) for faithfully being there to help wherever they are needed. Thank you to Devin Smith for all of your help with the Yeoman archers by helping them pull arrows and providing assistance. Thank you to Mark Hanson & Dan Kolb for being such amazing sportsmen to your fellow archer.

Of course, without the archers that participate, the spectators that watch and the tournament coordinators to plan & execute the tournament, none of it would be possible. THANK YOU!!





Congratulations to all of our club members that participated in the tournament this weekend and had podium finishes!

Barebow  –Yeoman Female
Macey Wapniarski (2nd Place)

Recurve – Yeoman Female
Rachel Parker (2nd Place)
Ella Conley (3rd Place)

Recurve – Bowman Female
Charlyse Wapniarski (1st Place)

Recurve – Cub Female
Danielle Nichols (1st Place)

Compound – Cub Female
Kennedy Koch (3rd Place)

Recurve – Cadet Female
Zoey Wapniarski (1st Place)

Recurve – Cadet Male
Waylon Hjerpe (1st Place)
Chris Mussman (3rd Place)

Barebow/Genesis – Senior Female
Melody Richards (2nd Place)

Recurve – Senior Male
Jackson Mirich (3rd Place)

Barebow – Master 50 Male
Steve Rogers (1st Place)

Barebow – Master 60 Male
Ron Shinn (1st Place)
Richard Doria (2nd Place)